December 8, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , , ,

Rooftop Dinner with Durbanville Hills 

Rooftop Dinner with Durbanville Hills 

The weather in Cape Town has been been absolutely peachy for the past couple of weeks and the city has started to feel really festive. My calendar is packed with Friendsmas parties and end of year get togethers and I’m really enjoying all the excuses to dress up and pop some bottles. This City Sparkles […]

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December 6, 2016   /   by natalie   /  

Looking back on 2016

Looking back on 2016

I wrote a post like this at the end of last year, and it was such a great way to reflect and take stock. This time of year is always so packed, so it’s easy to get caught up and rush to the end of the year and then rush into the new year and […]

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December 6, 2016   /   by natalie   /  

Local Loves for Festive Season

Local Loves for Festive Season

There are so many things to love about this time of year. The weather, the hundreds of get-togethers with friends, the popping of bubbly bottles, the excuse to shop until your credit card bursts into flames. I’m really feeling the festive spirit this year, and I think it’s due to the fact that we put […]

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December 1, 2016   /   by natalie   /  

The Most Beautiful Wedding Video

The Most Beautiful Wedding Video

In September this year, my little sister got married in Bali. It was so so beautiful and special and I honestly cried from start to finish. I’ve watched her wedding video about 5 times and sobbed every time. Key moments that push me over the edge: When her voice cracks as she says “Nicholas” in […]

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November 28, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , , ,

Fifteen Reasons to Visit Limpopo Next

Fifteen Reasons to Visit Limpopo Next

I’ll be the first to admit that living in Cape Town can sometimes make you forget that you’re in Africa at all. There’s a very European feel and energy to this city, and you’re likely to hear a European language or American accent at least once a day. So I often find myself daydreaming about an “African” adventure. […]

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November 23, 2016   /   by natalie   /  

2016 Festive Gift Guide: TFG Online

2016 Festive Gift Guide: TFG Online

Christmas. Only a month away! The most wonderful tiiiiime, of the yeeeaaar! A time for good cheer and good food, list making and shopping for the people you love. A time for elaborate gift wrapping and tree decorating. A time I honestly find such so much pleasure in. I really love buying gifts for the special people […]

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November 7, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , ,

My Cape Town Shopping Guide

My Cape Town Shopping Guide

I’m not pedantic about this, but I do enjoy shopping local. Of course you’ll find me in H&M and in a Billabong swimsuit, but I find it especially exciting to shop South African brands and designers. Cape Town is a total hotspot for local designers and artisans, so if you’re coming to visit this summer, […]

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November 7, 2016   /   by natalie   /  

My Gumtree Dream Find

My Gumtree Dream Find

While we were in Bali in September, I decided that I couldn’t let another summer go by without a scooter of my own. The summer traffic in Cape Town makes it exhausting to get the beach, coffee shops or even the mall. A scooter would fix all my problems! I found a little Big Boy […]

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October 31, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , , , , , ,

Summer at Hartenberg

Summer at Hartenberg

This past weekend I spent a lovely day under the trees at Hartenberg Wine Estate, with a bottle of Chardonnay, a picnic crate full of delicious treats and a couple of gorgeous girlfriends. This is honestly exactly how I plan on spending as many summery Sundays as possible in the coming months. We’re super spoilt […]

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October 20, 2016   /   by natalie   /  

Five things to do in and around Cape Town this summer

Five things to do in and around Cape Town this summer

Back in September I posted my Cape Town Summer Wishlist, which features a few things I’ve never done in my own home town before, but am dying to do this summer. It was so well received that I thought I’d put together a list of five more great things to in and around the Mother City this holiday […]

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